Swanson Dock has a number of berths used for containerized cargo. Recent dredging has now enabled even larger vessels to enter the port. With the entrance of such larger vessels, a new “Turning/Swing Basin” was built which allows pilots to manoeuvre vessels in the tight turning and docking area. Sealite SL-96 leading lights were installed to enable the pilots to check their positioning.
The Port of Melbourne Corporation has installed 58 sets of Sealite SL-96 4ft LED leading lights and power systems around Swanson Dock and the adjacent “Turning/Swing Basin”. Some of the Sealite SL-96 leading lights have replaced existing fluoro tubes which were not considered bright enough.
The green and blue LED leading lights were installed in sets of three to make a triangle shape. One set of SL-96 green leading lights show the centre line of the deepest part of the channel, while a set of blue SL-96 leading lights are positioned 40 metres on either side of the green leading lights as “Shoulder Leads”. These shoulder leads allow the pilots to check alignment from the left and right extreme positions of the vessel’s bridge.
Sealite was thanked by the POM Corporation for helping the project come in on time and budget.
The lights are brighter than expected and we may need to turn them down.
As one of your new distributors (Belize and Honduras, Waller Marine Belize LTD), I would like to express my congratulations to you and your people in providing reliable, dependable and inexpensive products. Formerly we were distributors for a Canadian made product but these were found to be too expensive for the market and also offered only difficult and complicated programming. Our first order of lights from you (SL15 ™S) took only four days to arrive from Aussie Land, when I opened the box they were still flashing. I tested a SL60 (white) for four days (steady on) before it required a recharge…remarkable. I will be placing another order with Dana shortly keep up the good work.
-Capt Andy Suddes
We choose to sell Sealite … this is a long story, well we treat Sealite as our own and the relationship we have developed with Jeff and Chris and their attitude and commitment towards growing Sealite to this stage is remarkable. We feel at home when talking to them and the staff of Sealite and this in turn gives us more security and strength in selling products in India.
-Aliasgar E Patrawala
I just wanted to say thank you for the light and bracket Sealite supplied to Birkenhead Marina. As the other lights (old ones) need new batteries I will be replacing them with new lights from Sealite and the same brackets that you supplied with the light we received last week … Your product is excellent and the system of setting the light is good also. Thanks again for all your trouble.